REVIEW - Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Rating: of 5

Book Type: Library/later owned

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.


Catching Fire is the second book of the The Hunger Games Trilogy. From the moment I picked up the book, I loved it!! Just like the first book, it was FILLED with constant suspense as well as TONS of surprises. Every single moment I was on the edge of my seat wanting to read more. I couldn't stop!!! Actually, to tell the truth, I read this book in one day. From noon to 2 a.m. Yes, this book is that good!

Well, Catching Fire starts where The Hunger Games leaves off. Katniss is out of the Games and she finally lives in one of the Victor's houses right next door to Haymitch, her mentor and Peeta, her new "lover". Even though her and Peeta never talk, Katniss has enjoyed her life back at the Seam. She gets to hunt again without the worry of others trying to kill her, and she doesn't have to worry about the cameras... Or so she thought. After a visit from the one and only President Snow, things on the Victor's Tour get a little tense. With her family's lives on the line, she has to continue acting like she is in love with Peeta to convince all of Panem.  But things don't turn out that way.

It's been a year since the Games, but this year's Games are special. It's the 75th anniversary and the year of the Quarter Quell-- where every 25 years, the Capitol adds a twist to them. Katniss was pretty sure that she was done with the worries of being entered again, and that she only had to deal with being a mentor. But she was wrong. The Quarter Quell twist was that the tributes were to be picked from previous victors. And for Katniss, this meant it was back into the Games once again. But, what happens is a mystery, because I'm not going to tell you that part!! It's the best~ (and I've already said too much)

So anyway, once again, the book is constant suspense and a constant thriller! Just like the first book! If you liked the first one, you will absolutely LOVE Catching Fire. So... enjoy!


Overall Appeal:
This is a wonderful book. It's filled with imagery, emotional connections, a bunch of surprises, and you will be interested every second you are reading.

Last Words/ Recommend?
Oh yes! I definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves action, suspense, thrills, and even a little bit of love conflicts. 

Cover: A
Okay, so the cover is dull and a little boring. And yes, it looks just about the same as The Hunger Games cover. But once again, it is FILLED with symbolism. Once you read all of the books and maybe (if you're bored enough..) study the cover, you will understand why I give it the rating I do. 

1 comment:

  1. Awesome review Kirston! I love your reviews! :D

    I'll be doing a review later.

    Love you!



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